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What Is A Glue Binding Machine?

Thermal Binding MachinesI had someone ask me today if we sold any glue binding machines. The question initially stumped me, but after a few questions I figured out what she was looking for. We actually carry a few different binding machines that could be categorized as glue binding machines. It ends up she was looking for a thermal binding machine.

These are the three different “glue binding machine” categories that we offer here at ABC Office:

Thermal Binding Machines1. Thermal Binding Machines – Thermal binding machines use special covers that have thermally-activated glue in the spine. As the glue warms up, it sticks to the paper. It works in much the same way as a hot glue gun. Once the glue cools, it solidifies and keeps the paper bound.

Padding Presses2. Padding Presses – These machines are used to create notepads. They use a special type of glue to keep the pages together. Padding presses use a wet type of glue that dries with time (usually 10-15 minutes). The glue is very similar in consistency to Elmer’s glue. Once the glue is dried, the pad can be used to take notes. Padding presses are not typically used to bind books.

Perfect Binding Machines3. Perfect Binding Machines – These machines use thermally activated or cold glue (depending on the model) to bind paperback books, note pads and more. Paper is inserted into the perfect binding machine where it is then clamped into place. The paper moves along the machine where glue is rolled onto the spine. The last step of the perfect binding process involves adding a cover to the paper that is crimped to the spine. The end result is a paperback book.

Most people are thinking of thermal binding machines when they refer to glue binding machines. Hopefully this has helped answer some of your questions. You can find our entire selection of book binding machines here.

Still have questions about glue binding machines? Call us at 1-800-658-8788 or post a comment here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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